Tuesday, 15 December 2015

15 Dec 15 .... A night to remember!

9 Months:  the window of time my husband gave himself to learn how to confidently walk again after his amputation...

He didn't just walk - he danced! 

Nine months seems reasonable right... knowing how determined he is! Yet back in those early days the enormity of what he had to do to walk again was completely unknown to him. He just knew that he had to do it well by December the 14th.  That was the day he would dance with our daughter at her year 6 farewell...while I danced with our son.

The fact that he would still be fighting to rid himself of cancer didn't come into the equation. He has done what was required, no matter how frustrating, sometimes funny and mostly difficult. Slowly progress was made on both fronts.

He was never going to let his little girl down. The four of us were going to be on that dance floor together... come hell or high water!

I remember sitting at an organising committee meeting for the formal, still a couple of months out, when we were discussing how all of the parents would dance the Pride of Erin with their children at the end of the evening. It's a lovely way to end such a special occasion. I voiced my concerns about not being sure if Brendan would be able to join in. Lee, a very good friend and fellow committee member looked at me and simply said "he'll dance!"

And dance he did! 

Lee just happened to take the pictures to prove it :)

Last night our two gorgeous 12 year olds enjoyed the final, formal farewell celebration of their Primary School Years... with all of their friends. And Brendan and I were overjoyed to both be there to help celebrate. It was an incredibly proud time for all of the parents (and teachers), none more so than me - when Brendan took Tyra by the hand and led her on to the dance floor, and for Brendan when Baden took me by the hand and did the same.

What a night!

Life's good and hope is limitless

Cal xx

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